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Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 11:58am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

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Featured, Money & Power, Poplar Hill, Real Estate & Home

In Key Vote, City Council Committee Approves Plans for The Overlook at Roland Park

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 08, 2017 1:52pm

Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, with supporters of the project to his left. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Despite hearing arguments from opponents who fear a proposed new apartment building will negatively impact North Roland Park, Poplar Hill and other areas, a City Council committee voted yesterday to approve legislation that would allow the project to be built.

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Lifeline

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Stun Guns

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:46pm

A Taser, via Wikimedia Commons

A measure passed by the City Council last night would afford Baltimore residents a new form of electrically charged protection.

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Councilman Scott Proposes Creating ‘Citizens Advisory Commission’ to Guide Police

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 9:41am

A proposal floated in City Hall on Monday night would take Baltimore’s push for citizen involvement in police reform a step further by creating a 20-member “citizens advisory commission.”

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Money & Power

No Veto Override Planned in Council for Minimum Wage Bill

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 03, 2017 4:36pm

Baltimore City Council members today opted not to try for a last-minute push to override Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto of a bill that would have boosted the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

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Mayor Pugh Decides to Veto Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Increase

2 Written by: | Friday, Mar 24, 2017 2:56pm

Still via Periscope/Mayor Catherine Pugh

Mayor Pugh today reneged on a campaign promise to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, saying she would rather follow the state’s timeline for increasing hourly wages and will veto a proposed increase approved this week by the City Council.

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Councilman Criticizes MTA’s $45K Bus Deal with Flacco Amid S-Pass Fallout, While Senator Asks Flacco for Help

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 2:12pm

Courtesy MTA

After the state signed a $45,000 endorsement deal with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to use his face on city buses, some in Baltimore are asking: Why can’t the state spend the money to restore later hours for free transit rides for city schools students?

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Featured, Money & Power

In Close Vote, City Council Decides to Keep Columbus Day

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 9:16am

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In one of the last votes of the 2016 City Council term last night, lawmakers decided to keep Columbus Day the way it is.

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Lifeline

Replica Gun Ban Heads to Full Council Vote

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 4:30pm

An airsoft pistol

An airsoft pistol

On Halloween, Baltimore City lawmakers met and moved a bill forward from committee that would ban people from possessing toy guns that resemble real firearms.

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Featured, Money & Power

City Councilman Brandon Scott Wants To Replace Columbus Day

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 9:09am

Courtesy of Brandon Scott/City Council

Courtesy of Brandon Scott/City Council

Many Baltimoreans likely got to stay home from work yesterday in celebration of Columbus Day. City Councilman Brandon Scott and many others who protest the day each year take issue with that – but don’t worry, they don’t necessarily want to take away your day off.

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